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Sport Kings land Buford as new NBL coach

12:25  25 june  2021
12:25  25 june  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

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The Sydney Kings and Adam Forde are parting ways, with the NBL franchise and coach mutually agreeing not to extend a one-year contract beyond this season. Rookie mentor Forde will stay at the helm for the remaining games of the current season, as the team continues their push for a finals spot. The coach was slugged with a ,000 fine - ,000 of which was suspended for 12 months - in April for attacking the referees in comments after their match against his former club Perth. Prior to joining the Kings , Forde was involved in four championships with the Wildcats in 2014, 2016, 2017

The Sydney Kings have gone abroad to land their new coach with American Chase Buford signing a multi-year deal with the NBL club.

a group of people standing on a basketball court: The Sydney Kings will have a new coach at the helm for the next NBL season. © David Gray/AAP PHOTOS The Sydney Kings will have a new coach at the helm for the next NBL season.

Buford was head coach of the Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks.

The 32-year-old is the son of five-time NBA championship winning general manager R.C. Buford - who played a key role in the success of the San Antonio Spurs.

Buford's appointment comes after the Kings elected not to extend the one-year contract of Adam Forde, who took the reins when Will Weaver returned to the US to take up an NBA assistant role with the Houston Rockets.

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Fired up Sydney coach Andrew Gaze believes the Kings need to fix their woes from within the current group, rather than by making wholesale roster changes. The Kings have struggled so far in the new NBL season. Mark Brake/Getty Images. "To go from where we are to the top teams, that's a much tougher proposition unless you bring in a couple of Captain Marvels and then it can change pretty quickly," Gaze said. "Through my experiences as a player and going through these very tough times, there is no simple wand, unless we bring in four new players - and we're not going to do that.

Weaver was a G-League coach before taking up the Kings job in 2019 and leading them to their first NBL grand final series in more than a decade.


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Kings chairman and owner Paul Smith was thrilled to confirm Buford's impending arrival once he ends his commitments with the Bucks, who are involved in the NBA's eastern conference finals.

"Chase is a widely respected coach and has shown a special ability to develop players both on and off the court," Smith said in a Kings statement.

"His proven success, leadership, communication skills and basketball intellect make him the right fit to lead our team into the future."

During the 2019-20 G-League season, Buford led Wisconsin to a league-best 33-10 record; the biggest improvement year-to-year (21 wins) in the competition's history.

"I am beyond grateful to Paul, Chris, and the entire Kings family for welcoming me and entrusting me with this fantastic opportunity to be the next coach of the Kings," Buford said.

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